Ascent of Fortification Hill on 2011-12-30
|Others in Party:||Ali Haghi|
|Date:||Friday, December 30, 2011|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||4x4 Vehicle|
| Elevation:||3717 ft / 1132 m|
Ascent Trip ReportThis was my first time starting at the trailhead (usually I had stopped where the sign indicated a 4x4 was recommended). I'm not sure a 4x4 is really needed as the road isn't rocky or too sandy, but the ground is loose enough that I would worry a passenger car might get stuck.
The trail is much better now, and it should be easy even for a novice to follow. As mentioned in an earlier report, there are two trails initially- one in the wash, and one on the ridge. I recommend the wash as the ridge gains and looses extra elevation, and more importantly it has steeper grades with loose rocks and sand.
There is a very brief section of upper class 2/lower class 3, but other than that it is all class 1.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||1420 ft / 432 m|
| Distance:||4 mi / 6.4 km|
| Trailhead:||Trailhead 2297 ft / 700 m|
| Quality:||1 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail|
| Time Up:||1 Hours 30 Minutes|
| Time Down:||1 Hours |
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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